FIRST APPEARANCE: TRANSFORMERS # 1
met a Decepticon I didn't dislike."
Conversations don't come easy when Bluestreak is around.
His talent for incessant and often inane talk tends to
drown out those close by, but at least his gregarious
manner serves to lighten the otherwise grim situation of
the Autobots. What is not widely known is the underlying
reason for his endless droning: to hide the fact that he
hates war. Despite his formidable weaponry and his
blazing speed, he is basically not a warrior type.
Autobot Commander Optimus Prime's faith in him helps sustain
Bluestreak in the heat of battle. Optimus knows that
Bluestreak will be forever haunted by the memory of his
witnessing the total destruction of his city back on
Cybertron by the Decepticons. He was the lone survivor.
"There's some demons runnin' loose inside that
boy," says Hound,
"and sometimes I think they grab hold of him and
won't let him go."
In automobile mode, Bluestreak is among the fastest
Autobots. He can sustain speeds of up to 150 mph for more
than 12 hours. In robot mode, he carries twin
shoulder-mounted rocket launchers, each capable of
hurling a shell containing four independently targetable
warheads a distance of 8.3 miles with a maximum error
margin of 12 feet from target at that distance. Each
warhead possesses the concussive force equivalent to 150
lbs. of TNT. His ion-charge disperser rifle electrifies a
line of particles in the air in the direction in which it
is pointed. By its nature, its accuracy is limited, but
it can shoot an electrified particle beam, resembling
blue lightning, a distance of 12 miles and punch a 10
foot hole in a cinder-block wall. The electrical charge
of a single bolt can be as high as 80,000 volts.
As powerful and threatening as he is, Bluestreak can be
completely undone at times by his disdain for combat and
his reluctance to fight.